Are you ready to travel into the Great Perhaps? Well, this Fall on Hulu you’ll be able to when John Green’s popular YA novel Looking For Alaska comes to life in a new limited series. With October 18th quickly approaching it’s the perfect time for the streaming platform to drop a little teaser about what fans can expect and the series appears to be both warm in tone and full of adventure.
Looking For Alaska follows Miles Halter, a young man fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” While at Culver Creek, Miles meets Alaska Young, a clever, funny, screwed-up, and beautiful girl who will pull him into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.
The teaser offers up some of Green’s most beloved lines from the novel while introducing you to the core cast. There’s The Society and Sierra Burgess is a Loser’s Kristine Froseth playing Alaska.
Denny Love who plays Chip Martin/ The Colonel.
Jay Lee who plays Takumi.
And Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Plummer who will be playing Miles.
Check out the full teaser trailer below!
The series also stars Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Timothy Simons (Veep) in addition to Landry Bender, Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton and Jordan Connor. It comes from Paramount Television and The OC’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Looking for Alaska has been a passion project for Schwartz, who will serve as EP and Showrunner. He was given Green’s unpublished manuscript back in 2005 and worked diligently yet unsuccessfully to turn it into a movie. Years later Schwartz approached Green again with a limited series, and with the help of Paramount TV president Amy Powell, they were able to re-acquire the rights.
Looking for Alaska marks the third John Green adaption. His novels The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns were both turned into very successful films. Are you excited for Looking for Alaska to hit Hulu? Be sure to tune in on October 18th!
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